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English definition of “preach to the choir”

preach to the choir

(also preach to the converted)
to try to persuade people who already agree with you: The men who really need to hear the message don't come to the meetings, so I'm just preaching to the choir.
(Definition of preach to the choir from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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